Black-Cat-Icon-Bar-For-Hoodoo-in-Theory-and-Practice-by-catherine-yronwode-Sponsored-by-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California
Lucky-Mojo-Home-Page-Icon
Home
Page
Lucky-Mojo-Forum-Icon
Read Our
Forums
Lucky-Mojo-Join-Newsletter-Icon
Join Our
Newsletter
Lucky-Mojo-Hoodoo-Rootwork-Hour-Radio-Show-Icon
LMCCo.
Radio Show
This online presentation of
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode
is sponsored by the

LUCKY MOJO CURIO CO.

6632 Covey Road, Forestville, California 95436
voice: 707-887-1521 / fax: 707-887-7128

email: order@luckymojo.com
Open 7 Days a Week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Icon-for-the-Hoodoo-Heritage-Festival-Workshops-Sponsored-by-Missionary-Independent-Spiritual-Church-in-Forestville-California
Hoodoo
Workshops
Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-Facebook-Page-Icon
Be a Fan:
Facebook
Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-Complete-Inventory-Icon
Complete
Inventory
My-Lucky-Mojo-Shopping-Cart-Icon
View Your
Cart
Pookline-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California

SEVEN KNOB
FIGURAL CANDLES

Lucky Mojo Black Seven Knob Figural Candle Lucky Mojo Green Seven Knob Figural Candle

Whereas Catholic religious practice presents us with the novena (nine-day) candle, in hoodoo, we see instead the seven-day candle, sometimes referred to by older practitioners as the "7-day vigil candle," due to its being burned for difficult cases or ongoing situations over the course of seven days, while one watches and waits for divinatory signs.

There are four types of 7-day candles used in hoodoo:

The candle divided by seven needles or pins:

I believe that this is the oldest form of the 7-day candle. To make one, take a regular offertory or jumbo-size candle and seven needles or pins. Poke the needles into the candle, dividing it into seven equal parts (the seventh needle or pin can go at the top or at the bottom, but no one i know ever uses SIX needles or pins to divide the candle into seven parts). Write your wish (or seven wishes) on a piece of paper. Turn the paper 90 degrees sideways and write your full name over the wish or wishes seven times, crossing and covering the previous writing with your name. Place the paper under the candle. Dress the candle with an appropriate oil. Burn it for seven nights, pinching it out (NOT blowing it out) each time a needle falls. Save the needles when they fall. When the last needle falls, stick the needles into the paper in the form of two X patterns surrounding one double-cross pattern (that has two lines crossing one upright line). Dispose of the ritual remains in an appropriate way : Bury the paper and any leftover wax under your doorstep if your intention is to draw something or someone to you. Throw the paper and wax away at a crossroads, in running water, or in a graveyard if the intention is to get rid of something or someone.

THE SEVEN KNOB CANDLE:

I have seen ads for these under the name "The Famous 7-Knob Wishing Candle" dating back at least to the 1930s; they might be older, but i do not know. They are mentioned favourably in Henri Gamache's "Master Book of Candle Burning" (written in 1942) and they are very popular in the African-American community, which seems to indicate that they are efficacious. Seven-knob candles generally come in four colours, with the usual symbolism implied (white for blessing or wishing, red for love or sex, green for money or gambling luck, black for destruction or revenge). Carve a brief wish on each knob -- either the same wish seven times or seven different wishes, one per knob. Dress the candle with an appropriate oil. Burn it for seven nights, pinching it out (NOT blowing it out) each time a knob is gone.

THE SEVEN CHARM SORTILAGE CANDLE:

This is a hand-made candle that contains seven tiny metal charms (milagros or ex-votos) inside, which are revealed one per day as you burn the candle down over the course of seven days. It is more common in Latin America than in the USA. Often the charms are religious as well as lucky, and they may include a cross, an angel, the powerful hand of God, a man's head, a woman's head, and so forth.

red-seven-knob-candle

THE SEVEN-WISHES GLASS ENCASED CANDLE:

This style of 7-day candle only became popular from the 1970s onward. It is made with seven layers of wax in different colours, poured into a tall, narrow glass container. Burn one layer each day with appropriate prayers or wishes. It's interesting to note that this is the same size and shape of candle which the Catholics call a novena candle, although they expect it to burn for nine days. For many more examples of glass encased candles in both the Catholic and hoodoo traditions, see the sections below on glass encased religious candles and glass encased vigil candles.

FOR JOB GETTING

You can use the green 7-Knob candle -- either for the same money-drawing wish to be repeated on 7 days, or for 7 different money-drawing wishes.

Arrange for job interviews on 7 days. They do not need to be successive days -- that is, you can skip the weekends or any days you choose to skip -- but you will want to pre-set the order of the appointment days and thus the order of the companies you will be seeing. If you are applying by email, phone, or web interface, simply do one every day. In addition to employing the 7-Knob candle, you may also wish to dress 7 copies of your resume with Steady Work powders, and lay them under the candle. Use an overturned baking pan or some such protective device to keep melting wax from staining the papers.

Inscribe each of the 7 company names / interviewer names / HR manager names on a different knob, along with the simple petition, "Hire me!" on each knob. Start with the earliest interview date on top, and proceed downward. It is best if you have 7 interviews lined up before you start, one for each knob of the candle.

Burn each knob early in the morning before going to that day's job interview. Say your prayers as you do so. Pinch out the wick and take the resume for that company with you when you go out for the interview.

If you have someone in the home to keep the light for you, it is even more effective if the knob is lit just before you are about to meet the interviewer, and kept burning until that knob is finished. If you have several interviews on one day, you will need someone to stay at home and set the knobs alight for you at the proper hours that correspond with the interview times.

If you get hired along the way -- say, at day #4 or knob #4 -- then gratefully state your thank-yous and release the unused portion of the candle in running water or at a crossroads with the prayer for others who still search for jobs, like this, "With the help and grace of God, [and/or any spirit you have petitioned], i have been hired at [name of company]! May those who wander and have not yet found a job soon be hired at [company #5, #6, or #7] and enjoy the same happiness that i enjoy today! I ask this in Jesus' name, Amen."

In this way, the work that you put into consecrating all 7 knobs is not wasted, but is freely given to others that they too may enjoy the success that you have found.

Pookline-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California

Search All Lucky Mojo and Affiliated Sites!

You can search our sites for a single word (like archaeoastronomy, hoodoo, conjure, or clitoris), an exact phrase contained within quote marks (like "love spells", "spiritual supplies", "occult shop", "gambling luck", "Lucky Mojo bag", or "guardian angel"), or a name within quote marks (like "Blind Willie McTell", "Black Hawk", "Hoyt's Cologne", or "Frank Stokes"):
Pookline-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California

Contact-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California copyright © 1994-2014 catherine yronwode. All rights reserved.
Send your comments to: cat yronwode.
Did you like what you read here? Find it useful?
Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small
donation to catherine yronwode for the creation and maintenance of this site.

Pookline-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California

Sponsor-Icon-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California

Pookline-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California

Black-Cat-Icon-for-Hoodoo-in-Theory-and-Practice-by-catherine-yronwode
LUCKY MOJO is a large domain that is organized into a number of
interlinked web sites, each with its own distinctive theme and look.
You are currently reading
HOODOO IN THEORY AND PRACTICE by cat yronwode
.

Here are some other LUCKY MOJO web sites you can visit:

OCCULTISM, MAGIC SPELLS, MYSTICISM, RELIGION, SYMBOLISM
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by cat yronwode: a materia magica of African-American conjure
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on tantra yoga, neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Sacred Landscape: essays and articles on archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry
Freemasonry for Women by cat yronwode: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
The Lucky Mojo Esoteric Archive: captured internet text files on occult and spiritual topics
Lucky Mojo Usenet FAQ Archive: FAQs and REFs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century occultist
Lucky Mojo Magic Spells Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, and more
      Free Love Spell Archive: love spells, attraction spells, sex magick, romance spells, and lust spells
      Free Money Spell Archive: money spells, prosperity spells, and wealth spells for job and business
      Free Protection Spell Archive: protection spells against witchcraft, jinxes, hexes, and the evil eye
      Free Gambling Luck Spell Archive: lucky gambling spells for the lottery, casinos, and races

POPULAR CULTURE
Hoodoo and Blues Lyrics: transcriptions of blues songs about African-American folk magic
EaRhEaD!'S Syd Barrett Lyrics Site: lyrics by the founder of the Pink Floyd Sound
The Lesser Book of the Vishanti: Dr. Strange Comics as a magical system, by cat yronwode
The Spirit Checklist: a 1940s newspaper comic book by Will Eisner, indexed by cat yronwode
Fit to Print: collected weekly columns about comics and pop culture by cat yronwode
Eclipse Comics Index: a list of all Eclipse comics, albums, and trading cards

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course with cat yronwode: 52 weekly lessons in book form
Hoodoo Heritage Conjure Workshops: hands-on rootwork classes, lectures, and seminars
Lucky Mojo Community Forum: an online message board for our occult spiritual shop customers
Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour Radio Show: learn free magic spells via podcast download
Lucky Mojo Videos: see video tours of the Lucky Mojo shop and get a glimpse of the spirit train
Lucky Mojo Newsletter Archive: subscribe and receive discount coupons and free magick spells
Follow Us on Facebook: get company news and product updates as a Lucky Mojo Facebook Fan

ONLINE SHOPPING
The Lucky Mojo Curio Co.: spiritual supplies for hoodoo, magick, witchcraft, and conjure
Lucky Mojo Publishing: books on magic with herbs, roots and candles, sugar spells, bone divination, and more!
Herb Magic: complete line of Lucky Mojo Herbs, Minerals, and Zoological Curios, with sample spells
Mystic Tea Room Gift Shop: antique, vintage, and contemporary fortune telling tea cups

PERSONAL SITES
catherine yronwode: the eclectic and eccentric author of many of the above web pages
nagasiva yronwode: tyaginator, nigris (333), Haramullah, nocTifer, lorax666, Troll Towelhead, !
Garden of Joy Blues: former 80 acre hippie commune near Birch Tree in the Missouri Ozarks
Liselotte Erlanger Glozer: illustrated articles on collectible vintage postcards
Jackie Payne: Shades of Blues: a San Francisco Bay Area blues singer

ADMINISTRATIVE
Lucky Mojo Site Map: the home page for the whole Lucky Mojo electron-pile
All the Pages: descriptive named links to about 1,000 top-level Lucky Mojo web pages
How to Contact Us: we welcome feedback and suggestions regarding maintenance of this site
Make a Donation: please send us a small Paypal donation to keep us in bandwidth and macs!

OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
Arcane Archive: thousands of archived Usenet posts on religion, magic, spell-casting, mysticism, and spirituality
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: psychic reading, conjure, and hoodoo root doctor services
Candle Ministry: Missionary Independent Spiritual Church deacons will set lights for your petitions and prayers
Candles and Curios: essays and articles on traditional African American conjure and folk magic, plus shopping
Crystal Silence League: online prayer request network; upload your prayers here and pray for the welfare of others
Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Hoodoo Psychics: connect online or call 1-888-4-HOODOO for instant readings now from a member of AIRR
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: spirit-led, inter-faith; prayer-light services; Smallest Church in the World
Mystic Tea Room: tea leaf reading, teacup divination, and a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Satan Service: an archive presenting the theory, practice, and history of Satanism and Satanists
Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century accounts of hoodoo, including ex-slave narratives & interviews
Spiritual Spells: lessons in folk magic and spell casting from an eclectic Wiccan perspective, plus shopping
Yronwode Home: personal pages of catherine yronwode and nagasiva yronwode, magical archivists
Yronwode Institution: the Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology

Pookline-for-the-Lucky-Mojo-Curio-Company-in-Forestville-California